Dog Articles

Dog Articles

Our extensive Pro Club article library features topics important to dog breeders
and enthusiasts alike. This includes rich information in subjects ranging from dog
nutrition to breed-specific health and hereditary concerns, as well as best practices
in breeding, kennel management, conditioning, and more.

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The trek to Purina Farms to compete in the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals is a ritual for many families and their canine athletes. Some have participated for many years and enjoy the reuinion as much as the contest.
Three Brace Beagles answered the cry of "tally-ho" wit keen desire and spot-on tracking. Hounds in a league of their own, these 2019 Purina Award winners, along with their owners and handlers, were honored in October at a banquet in Pittsburgh.
In his first season as a fully trained bird dog, a male named "Que" got down to business with three chukar finds, including two covey finds, to win the 2019 German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America National Amateur Championship. Que represents...
A big-hearted, forward-running male Vizsla named "Guy" took charge and won the 2019 Big Sky Ope Shooting Dog Championship. With four finds on sharp-tailed grouse and pheasant, Guy prevailed over Pointers and English Setters at the 1-hour horseback...
A tricolor male Beagle named "Tam" Is the No. 1 15-inch Beagle. A standout since he was a puppy, Tam excels with his beautiful movement and quiet, calm disposition. The winner of 37 Bests in Show, Tam is the top-winning Beagle for his handler and...
A handsome, outgoing Schipperke named "Colton" is the top winner in breed history. Surpassing the 2012 record of 20 Bests in Show held by his uncle, Colton has earned more than 32 Bests in Show and is the first Schipperke to win the Non-Sporting...
The No. 1 American Staffordshire Terrier, "Pancho," has been winning top dog shows since he stepped into the ring as a 6-month-old at the prestigious Montgomery County Kennel Club (all terrier) show. The male dog represents the top-winning AmStaff..
A 6-year Chesapeake Bay Retriever named "Hank" is the first of his breed to win Best in Show and be recognized as a Master Hunter and Qualified All Age retriever. The talented male hunts waterfowl and pheasants in some of the toughest conditions,...
Standout bird dogs -- the kind that drives excitement with exceptional bird-finding ability, hard-charing stamina and their stylish stature, while remaining steady to wing and shot -- are the 2018-2019 Purina Award winners in all-age and shooting dog
Genetic testing for canine diseases, including new panel DNA testing and how these tests impact breed diversity and the health of dog breeds, was featured in one of the sessions at the AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health..
Preparing a bitch nutritionally to whelp a litter of puppies begins even before she is bred. Veterinary nutritionists and reproduction specialists agree that body condition -- a body fitness report card -- has an impact on reproductive success.
A 5 1/2-year-old male Siberian Husky named "Nick" wins Best in Show at the Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina. Six of seven Group First winners, including Reserve Best in Show winner "Conrad," a Shetland Sheepdog, are fed Purina Pro Plan dog.